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Basic Firefighting Level1


Course Overview:


This course is designed to equip participants with basic knowledge and skills required for fire fighting in South Africa. Participants will learn about the different types of fires, the causes of fires, and the proper use of fire fighting equipment. They will also learn how to prevent fires and how to respond in the event of a fire emergency.

Course Objectives:


  • Understand the different types of fires and their characteristics.

  • Learn the causes of fires and how to prevent them.

  • Understand the principles of fire safety and evacuation procedures.

  • Learn how to use fire fighting equipment effectively and safely.

  • Understand the importance of teamwork in fire fighting situations.

  • Understand the role of the fire department and how to request their assistance.

Course Duration: 1 days

The course will be delivered over 1 days, with a total of 8 hours of training.

Course Content:


  • Introduction to Fire Fighting

  • Importance of fire safety

  • Types of fires

  • Causes of fires

  • Fire Prevention and Safety

  • Fire prevention measures

  • Fire safety regulations

  • Emergency evacuation procedures

  • Fire safety equipment

  • Types of fire extinguishers and their uses

  • Fire hose reel and hydrants

  • Fire blankets and sand buckets

  • Fire extinguishing techniques

  • Fire drills and simulations

  • Use of fire fighting equipment


Participants will be assessed through a combination of written tests and practical exercises. Participants must achieve a minimum of 70% in both the written and practical assessments to receive a certificate of completion.


Upon successful completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate of competency in Basic Fire Fighting (L1)


There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, participants should have a basic understanding of English and be physically capable of operating fire fighting equipment. years.

Course information

Unit Standard Title: Apply firefighting techniques
Classroom Price: R 990 (Ex VAT)

Classroom Duration: 1 Day
Credits: 3

SAQA ID: 252250

CPD Points: 5

NQF Level: 1

Prerequisites: N/A
Target Groups: All Employees

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